The former head of Uganda's female rugby team - who is a lesbian
- has been granted asylum in Germany.
The move comes after she faced harrassment from sports officials
in her homeland after her sexuality became public knowledge.
Lilian Ikulmet, who captained the She Cranes team, told DW News
that she had been raped, beaten and discriminated against by men
for her sexuality.
According to website Behind The Mask, Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper
reported that: "The rugger chick who carries a scar on the face and
wears short, spiky dreadlocks explained that it was inevitable to
quit Uganda saying, 'the men told me: Until you stop being a
lesbian, we will continue to do this to you.'
"The former Daily Monitor sports reporter frequented Europe at
the height of her career until she stopped writing for unknown
Ikulmet told DW news that she wants to find a job and apply for
a visa for her girlfriend, whom she hopes to marry.